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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

US: E. Coli Ehec - (Michigan)

Via ProMed :

" Western Upper Peninsula [Michigan] Health Department is investigating a cluster of cases of _Escherichia coli_ O157:H7 infection who became ill over the Christmas holidays. Initially 3 local and 2 non-local cases were identified.

Investigation has led to the identification of 2 additional cases. 4 of the cases were hospitalized; no deaths have occurred. The health department has determined that the likely source of the outbreak was an ill food handler at The Ambassador, a Houghton restaurant.

The restaurant owner and his staff have been working cooperatively with the health department's environmental health division during the investigation. The restaurant remains open for business and there is no anticipated ongoing risk of illness due to
this outbreak."

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